Grass fires burn acres across state, threaten evacuations early Monday

Posted on: 7:01 am, January 27, 2014, by , updated on: 07:33am, January 27, 2014

63rd grass fire

OKLAHOMA CITY – Crews are still working to put out a fire near Hefner and Rockwell, it started at about 2 a.m.

The grass fire has burned about 25 acres and threatened to evacuate a nursing home.

Crews were able to control the fire before evacuations were needed.

Metro fire crews also battled several overnight grass fires, some of them threatening several communities and leaving many faced with evacuations.

Heavy winds made it challenging for crews battling these fires luckily no injuries have been reported.

The first grass fire started just after 11:45 p.m. Sunday near N.E. 28th St. and Midwest Blvd. in Spencer

Spencer and Nicoma Park fire crews battled the fire threatening several houses in the area.

Crews put out a warning for evacuations but were able to get control of the fire before any homes were damaged.

The second fire started near S.E. 59th St. and Triple X Rd. in Oklahoma City.

Fire officials said a man was burning downed tree limbs earlier in the day.

The heavy winds rekindled that fire causing it to spread two acres of heavily wooded brush.

Burn bans are still in effect for 14 counties.